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Seeker is an audience-directed webcomic which can be found here. It deals with the quest of an anthropomorphic bunny who is assigned the name/title of "Seeker" by a cat-like masked animal, who directs her to find out what happened to this world, and the ensuing journey. The readers can direct Seeker with commands and queries through the Tumblr askbox.

You can read it from the beginning here.

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Seeker provides examples of:

  • Ambiguous Gender: Downplayed with Seeker- she's female, but comes off as androgynous to many readers and says in one OOC post that her gender is "whatever you want."
  • Ambiguous Species: The Family and the Impostor all fall under this, as their species aren't clearly distinguishable save for the most vague classifications (End is a bird, Fen is a lizard, etc.), and with Pax and the Impostor, it's even less clear (though the creator says the latter is a cat). The reason for this is that, the older their species gets, they either take on a more mythological, metaphorical appearance or acquire more traits of different animals than just the ones they're mainly physically based off of (as well as more colors and patterns and more complex forms, and they can also get bigger).
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  • Ambiguously Bi: Seeker arguably hits on both Fen and Rul, as well as the voices in her head (whom she has no way of knowing the genders of), and the author acknowledges that they've implied her to be bi here.
  • Antivillain: The Impostor, as it's becoming increasingly clear that he has as little idea what's going on as Seeker- he just behaves creepily due to having no emotions or social skills and lashes out more out of fear than anything else.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Used multiple times, a fan favorite being:
    Seeker: So who are you? What are you? Why did you put me up there? And what’s with your ears?
  • Art Evolution: Some of the art started out pretty rough and the proportions weren't always quite right, but these problems are mostly absent nowadays.
  • Asexuality: Fen is canonically an aromantic asexual. (Word of God says that he'll be the only character to ever have a confirmed orientation and that the readers are free to headcanon the other characters as whatever they want.)
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  • Audience Participation: The readers can direct Seeker to take actions, although some of them waste this privilege as seen here.
  • Author Avatar: The creator, depicted as a gray, hairless humanoid with no nose and sharp teeth, appears in a few OOC posts to directly respond to asks or interact with the characters (usually mockingly).
  • Big Brother Worship: Fen appears to have a downplayed case of this towards Pax.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Rul saving Fen and Seeker from the Impostor.
  • Bigger on the Inside: The Family's worlds are roughly the size of a football field on the outside, but vary drastically on the inside- Word of God says Rul's world is the smallest and Pax's world is the largest, with Rul's being only slightly larger than on the outside, Pax's over twice as large, and the rest of the Family's worlds being somewhere in between.
  • Chaotic Stupid: Seeker does a lot of stupid, life-threatening things, apparently just for the hell of it. Justified in that her personality is greatly influenced by the askers, who send in a lot of dumb/chaotic suggestions, many of her more stupid actions have been prompted by them, and it's been heavily implied that it's extremely difficult for her to disobey a direct order from one of the askers to the point that she would literally explode if given a command she couldn't obey.
  • Creating Life: The Family and the Impostor have the ability to do this, resulting in "creations" such as Seeker and the Architect.
  • Crossover:
  • Deadpan Snarker: Seeker is extraordinarily snarky towards just about everyone, especially Fen and the Impostor.
    The Impostor: You are in a hole.
    Seeker: Flabbergasting. Tell me more.
    • Rul also shows signs of this.
    Seeker: You know what? I think I like you.
    Rul: Well, how about that. You have good taste after all.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Fen and Rul both have this power, though Rul is more powerful.
  • Funny Animal: Most creations on the Sliding Scale of Anthropomorphism.
  • Genre-Busting: It's difficult to fit the comic into a specific genre, but it'd probably be best described as a fantasy/science-fantasy mystery furry webcomic with horror and comedy elements.
  • Giver of Lame Names: Partially with Seeker. Seeker destroys a sand castle that she builds, and after several of the voices in her head accuse her of being a monster and tell her to apologize, Seeker replies:
    Seeker: LET THEM SUFFER! [I] REIGN SUPREME OVER THE HAPLESS PEONS OF SAND …LAND… place. The name’s a work in progress.
    • Also, both Pax and the Impostor, especially the former, to the point that even Fen calls him out on it.
    Fen: Ha. He's always been terrible at names.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": Likely the case with Seeker, but the Impostor wasn't very helpful on this matter.
    The Impostor: The Seeker. That is you.
    Seeker: Is that my name, or my job?
    The Impostor: I will wait up there. Return if you find the truth.
    • Also the case with most of Pax's creations due to his aforementioned Giver of Lame Names trait.
  • Identity Amnesia: Seeker awakes not remembering anything about her past, who she is, or why she's even there. As it turns out, the reason for this is that there isn't anything to recall...
    • Also, surprisingly, the Impostor.
  • Idiot Ball: In-universe, with the revelation that they're what's left of Pax's dead creations, the voices in Seeker's head have definitely been exhibiting this trope. Instead of attempting to tell Seeker about what happened to them or impart information about the setting, they just encourage her stupid antics, and when one of them manages to reappear for a short amount of time, they just call the Architect names before fading away again instead of saying something useful. Justified in that they're the readers of the comic out-of-universe, who know as little about the plot as Seeker does, and it's also been implied that the dead creations are being absorbed by Seeker piecemeal, so it's unlikely that all of their memories are intact. May also be a case of Skewed Priorities.
  • Improbably Female Cast: Downplayed in that it's not necessarily "improbable," but the only male characters are Fen, Pax, the Impostor, Teller, and the Cosmologist, and so far Fen and the Impostor are the only major male characters (Pax can't really be counted as major due to not being present. Or maybe he is, if you believe the "Impaxter is Pax" theory.).
  • Insufferable Genius: Downplayed with Fen, though Seeker seems to at least jokingly see him as this trope played straight.
  • It Makes Sense in Context: Most of the plot, honestly.
  • Jerk Justifications: Architect has a somewhat downplayed case of this. Justified in that it's been all but outright stated that Pax had something to do with the death of at least one of her friends.
  • The Leader: Pax was this for the Family, with End seemingly taking this role in his absence.
  • Moment Killer: Fen sees Seeker interrupting their banter to ask why he hates creations as this and refuses to go back to excitedly infodumping about the Family's worlds afterwards. (This, of course, just leads to more banter.)
  • Mr. Exposition:
    • Both downplayed and subverted with the Impostor, since he's very cryptic and unhelpful.
    • Played straight with Fen, as he has explained several parts of the setting's physics. Downplayed in that the explanations are usually directly prompted by Seeker/the askers.
  • Nice Girl: Mim is constantly cheerful and nice to everyone, even people she doesn't know like Seeker.
  • No Fourth Wall: Seeker openly reacts to a lot of the askers' suggestions, denouncing many as stupid and even wondering once if she can vote out whoever's coming up with these dumb ideas.
  • No Social Skills:
    • Played straight (and occasionally played for laughs) with the Impostor, who's known for walking away in the middle of conversations and (probably unintentionally) scaring Seeker just by being creepy and understanding personal space even less than her. Justified in that he also has no emotions and like Seeker, he probably hasn't existed for very long.
    • Downplayed with Seeker, as she's often rude and sarcastic and doesn't have much of a filter, but still has some basic social skills. Justified in that she hasn't existed for longer than a few hours and hasn't had any time to learn this kind of thing yet.
  • Not a Mask: The skull-like overlays on Fen's, his siblings', and the Impostor's faces.
  • Ominous Fog: There's a lot of it in Pax's world. Where it came from still hasn't been answered.
  • Omniscient Morality License: Downplayed with the Impostor, as so far Seeker doesn't seem to be in any real danger.
  • Pet the Dog: Seeker giving her vest to Setim. Downplayed in that Seeker hadn't been particularly unsympathetic before, just sarcastic and a bit of a jerk to Fen.
  • Precision F-Strike: To emphasize how infuriated the Architect is, she refers to Pax as "His Royal Assholery."
  • Properly Paranoid: Implied to be the case with the Practitioner.
  • Proud to Be a Geek: Fen doesn't bother trying to hide his knowledge and is very proud of everything he knows about the setting's physics.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Mim's creations, particularly Setim. It was to the point that the post where they first appeared currently has over fifty times the amount of notes as story posts on the blog usually get.
    • Depending on who you ask, Mim herself falls under this category as well.
  • Running Gag: Seeker's useless ears.
    Seeker (as she tugs on her ears): THESE THINGS ARE USELESS
  • Shout Out:
    Asker: Oh and one more thing, don't pull off an Alice. As a rabbit you yourself should know getting too close to a hole you would fall in...
    Seeker: Sure, sure, whatever. beat Who's Alice?
    Narration: When you wake up, you feel like you had a great sleep. Which is incredible, because you were only in there for about two minutes.
  • The Scream: Seeker, after taking a memory from the first memory orb.
    Asker: Scream. Just scream.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: Fen and Seeker, having a lot of banter, get quite a bit of this, though Seeker usually does more of the outright snarking.
  • The Stoic: Downplayed with Rul- while she doesn't tend to show much in the way of emotion, she does have her moments here and there.
  • Transferable Memory: Seems to be the case with the floating memory orbs things that keep popping up everywhere. They place Seeker inside a set of memories from unspecified people, giving her no control over what's happening.
  • Unspecified Apocalypse: Something had to have happened in the past to turn the oceans into dust, destroy a seemingly once grand civilization, and turn the grass purple. (Though, according to Seeker, the last one might have been that way before, and the water only turns to dust when she touches it.)
  • Vague Age:
    • Physically speaking, Seeker's only a few hours old, but mentally she's somewhere between an older teenager and a young adult.
    • The Family themselves don't know how long they've existed for (it doesn't help that time passes weirdly for their species), but they're young by their species' standards and they know they've had their worlds for around a year to a year and a half. Fen's the only one who even vaguely has a grasp on keeping track of the passage of time.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Seeker and Fen, eventually.
  • Walking Spoiler: The Impostor.
  • Wham Line:
    Fen: You're not Pax.
  • What Does This Button Do?: Subverted, as when Seeker presses multiple random buttons nothing happens, much to her disappointment.
    Narration: In accordance with the Laws of Adventuring, you push both buttons as much and as fast as possible, without a single regard to their possible effects. Luckily, it doesn’t matter, since the screen is unresponsive.

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